Success isn't just about money, power, and fame, personal fulfilment and making an impact count for something too.
We all hanker to be successful in our respective fields. We tend to underestimate ourselves. We look at CEOs, or people with billions of dollars in the bank, and see them as way more successful than we are. But success isn't just about money, power, and fame. Personal fulfillment and making an impact count for something, too. Here are a list of signs that may indicate that you are going to be every successful.
You find happiness in the success of others: Business teams win because their most talented members are willing to sacrifice to make others happy. Great teams are made up of employees who help each other, know their roles, set aside personal goals, and value team success over everything else.
Relentlessly seek new experiences: According to an expert Dr Robert Cloninger, novelty seeking is one of the traits that keeps one healthy and happy and fosters personality growth as one ages.
He adds, “If you combine adventurousness and curiosity with persistence and a sense that it's not all about you, then you get the creativity that benefits society as a whole."
Life is of most importance, not the thoughts of balancing various aspects: Symbolic work/life boundaries are almost impossible to maintain. Incredibly successful people find ways to include family instead of ways to exclude work. They find ways to include interests, hobbies, passions, and personal values in their daily business lives.
Empathy: It is virtually impossible to identify a need or a problem without the ability to put yourself in another person's shoes. That's the mark of a successful businessperson. But exceptionally successful leaders go a step further, regularly putting themselves in the shoes of their employees.
You have something to prove to yourself: Succesful people have a drive, commitment, and dedication that springs from a desire to prove something to the most important person of all, the self.
Ignoring the 40-hour workweek hype: You are not one of those people who work by the hour. Successful people work smarter, sure, but they also outwork their competition. There will always be people who are smarter and more talented than we are. Successful people simply want it more. They're ruthless--especially with themselves.
Money is a responsibility, not a reward: Successful people do not see money as a personal reward but rather see it as a way of growing business, developing employees, giving back to the community or help in personal growth.
You do not think that you are anything special: Hubris is present in everyone, but while it is easy to blow one’s own horn in public, truly successful people don't. They accept their success is based on ambition, persistence, and execution...but they also recognize that key mentors, remarkable employees, and a huge dose of luck also played a part.
You are aware that success is fleeting but dignity and respect outlive everything else: Being cordial to employees, respecting their hardwork, being nice to team mates or colleagues are of utmost importance. The most important thing successful people provide their employees, customers, vendors--everyone they meet--is dignity.